The committee assists the bishops, both collectively and individually, in fulfilling their role as evangelizers and chief catechists in their dioceses by addressing all aspects of evangelization and catechesis for adults, youth, and children. This includes fostering the distribution and implementation of foundational documents related to evangelization and catechesis, the development of guidelines for both, and especially the evaluation of catechetical materials for their conformity to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The committee supports initiatives which focus on the Church's world mission mandate and on stewardship.
This mandate includes the following areas of responsibility: Evangelization of all persons including outreach to the unchurched and to inactive Catholics; catechesis for adults, youth, and children; use of the Catechism; world mission awareness education; stewardship awareness education.
KEY MISSION RESPONSIBILITIES
Encouraging and supporting efforts of evangelization and catechesis by fostering the distribution and implementation of both universal Church documents on catechesis and evangelization and also related documents and resources developed by the bishops of the United States
Supporting catechetical efforts in the Church in the United States by developing policies, guidelines, and resources for a bishop to use in his diocese
Overseeing the use of the Catechism of the Catholic Church especially in regard to the development of catechetical materials that present Church teachings authentically and completely